|Reviews for Service of 7 Lessons and Names|
| Charlotte Phanrose chapter 1 . 5/21
On Lesson 6: To me, it's only excusable for one of the character's names not to be revealed to the reader if the character is in a position in which they themselves are not aware of that same character's identity. It adds to the reality that the character has absolutely no clue who that person is, therefore it makes sense that the reader wouldn't. Sorry if that didn't make any sense whatsoever; it makes sense in my mind, but—for whatever reason—I can't seem to make it make sense via this review. Hopefully, you got the gist.
On Lesson 7: That being the case, it's wise to keep the character cast to an appropriate size. Even if your twenty-something cast members are all important, it's still difficult to remember them. My advice, in that case, is to give easily recognizable names to the important characters and names that are alright to forget to lesser important characters. For the latter, just remember to reiterate who that person was to begin with. Also, the thought crossed my mind that this tends to happen a lot in manga. And, you're right, it's irritating. It's a good thing that those characters are likeable and the plots are excellent, or else I would have quit and died of mental overexertion.
| Anon chapter 1 . 9/17/2014
Very helpful. Will be using these tips for sure.
| Art7Freak chapter 1 . 12/26/2012
Hey, how did you know 7 is my favorite number? :P I'm just kidding, but it seriously is. And who creates names like Hdshbcjk? It's nonsense;learn common sense. -.-
| Raphluo chapter 1 . 12/9/2012
It's a good piece of work. I think it might need a little extra touch-up on the plot of the story. But really touchy language.
| Lynn K. Hollander chapter 1 . 12/8/2012
Obituaries -which are probably published in the local hard copy newspaper -if you're writing about a specific area, obituaries can offer you a near random ethnic and fairly current mix from the local population.
This is the address of Social Security USA which keeps track of first names by year or state or sex and the most common last names in USA. It's user friendly. Put / where I've put SLASH and omit spaces:
http: DOUBLESLASH .gov SLASH OACT SLASH babynames/
| BasketballChamp chapter 1 . 12/8/2012
That is sooooo true! :) These are very helpful and accurate.